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How much do you gain from a 3.0L.

How much do you gain from a 3.0L if you chg the chip programing ?

I run 33s with 4.10, 5 sp and the 3.slow.
Usually not too bad but some of the longer hills take their toll.

I went to Vermont from MA and some of those hills were killers, slow, slow, slow over the top…; would go from 65 to 50 and nothing I could do once I hit the hill.
Sometimes if I was running around 70 it wasn’t as bad, rpm thing, I know but with 33s can’t keep the rpms up.
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4.56 gears would help.
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A chip won't do much.

You need a gear change, the 3.slow is very rev happy, and it can't rev with 33's very well on a hill. Just not enough torque.

Switch to 4.56's and let that sucker rev.
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I have an exhaust, headers, a tune, and a Screamin Demon coil and my truck runs a lot better than it did before.
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Chip/tuner only really helps if its an automatic. Your best bet like suggested is to regear.
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Chip/tuner only really helps if its an automatic. Your best bet like suggested is to regear.
I am checking prices now !

Any ideas where ?

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I have an exhaust, headers, a tune, and a Screamin Demon coil and my truck runs a lot better than it did before.
Thats what I would do if I had a 3.0 to deal with
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A chip won't do much.

You need a gear change,
Switch to 4.56's and let that sucker rev.
great advice. i have 4.56 with a XCAL and hills are fine but i have 1L on you also. they suck on the highway heres a pic just cruising at 60ish
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great advice. i have 4.56 with a XCAL and hills are fine but i have 1L on you also. they suck on the highway heres a pic just cruising at 60ish
Yeah but you have stock size tires. He has 33s.
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Ive noticed driving my friends 3.0L ranger that there slow as hell on hills even with stock tires. Always have to be in 4th gear as 5th is completely useless. Seems rev happy though sitting at 3+ grand going up hills doing 100km/h or so....
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Masteratarms93: I'm on 31s
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Masteratarms93: I'm on 31s
Something doesn't seem right about that. When I was running 32's on my old 3.0/auto/superchip I was running about 2700rpms. I am doing about the same now with my 4.0/5spd/4.10's with 33's. If you were running 33's you'd be under 3k rpms. If I go to 4.56 I wouldn't go up that much in rpms. Now when I had my stock wheels/tires I ran right at 3k rpms at 70mph. You might want to double check your tire setting in the programmer.
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He is over geared, he either needs to slap on some 33's or change his gear's to 4.10's
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hey don't bash the 3.0, i use to have a 2.3 now that's whats slow, my 3.0 has so much more power and can actually accelerate on hills, and i live in the mountains
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great advice. i have 4.56 with a XCAL and hills are fine but i have 1L on you also. they suck on the highway heres a pic just cruising at 60ish
What are you running for tire size ?
32-3300 rpms at 60+, I guess these 3.0L do like to rev.

I am running 33s and will probably stay there, 4.56s seems a little deep to me but I am listening to everyone.
Complete 4.56 setup will run around 1800$$$, wow, labor is around $1K, and then you need a switchable locker for at least the rear, another $800, maybe $1600 for two.

Where to get a deal ?
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What are you running for tire size ?
32-3300 rpms at 60+, I guess these 3.0L do like to rev.

I am running 33s and will probably stay there, 4.56s seems a little deep to me but I am listening to everyone.
Complete 4.56 setup will run around 1800$$$, wow, labor is around $1K, and then you need a switchable locker for at least the rear, another $800, maybe $1600 for two.

Where to get a deal ?
He has 31s. He is geared too deep. 4.56s will be PERFECT for you. $1k in labor isn't bad. You don't need a selectable locker...trac-lok is fine or if you want to upgrade a Powertrax Lock-right or a gear driven LS like a Detroit Tru-Trac is good to. If you want a front setup I would personally run a Eaton e-locker but they are $$$$. Aussie and Torsen make a locker and LS respectively for the front.

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He is over geared, he either needs to slap on some 33's or change his gear's to 4.10's
Correcto, 4.56s is too deep for 31s even. And stock size on 4x4 Rangers is prettyyyy close to 31 so it wouldn't matter either way.
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Yeah 4.56 would be the ideal gearing for you. Although for the couple thousand dollars it would cost I'm not quite sure it would be fully worth it. The best bang for your buck is probably going to be a tuner from Fred at Rogue Performance ( http://rogueperformance.com/RogueCustomTuning.html ). I have one on my truck and did 0-60 back to back stock vs. his tune and the difference is huge. The 3.0 really doesn't make any power under 3k rpm as you probably are aware. His tune REALLY helps with that. My friend was actually in my truck when I was doing the runs and immediately looked at me and said wow what a huge difference.
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Yeah 4.56 would be the ideal gearing for you. Although for the couple thousand dollars it would cost I'm not quite sure it would be fully worth it. The best bang for your buck is probably going to be a tuner from Fred at Rogue Performance ( http://rogueperformance.com/RogueCustomTuning.html ). I have one on my truck and did 0-60 back to back stock vs. his tune and the difference is huge. The 3.0 really doesn't make any power under 3k rpm as you probably are aware. His tune REALLY helps with that. My friend was actually in my truck when I was doing the runs and immediately looked at me and said wow what a huge difference.
Wait.........you have friends?
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Wait.........you have friends?
Well technically it was my cat. But we're still friends. I made him a Facebook and he writes on my wall
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Masteratarms I had the money then so I did it. I will be going bigger in the future
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Well technically it was my cat. But we're still friends. I made him a Facebook and he writes on my wall
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Well technically it was my cat. But we're still friends. I made him a Facebook and he writes on my wall
Wait.......your cat can talk?
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what yours can't, wow your cat must be retarded, mine and everybody i knows cat talks, duh, didn't they evolved with human like voice boxes and aposable thumbs, lol
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